Municipal law, which governs the operation of cities and towns and regulates the delivery of essential services, is the body of law that has the most immediate impact on everyday citizens. By controlling police, fire departments, public schools and garbage pickup, municipal law significantly affects a community’s quality of life. Municipal law is also the place where theoretical Constitutional protections are put to the test, as zoning decisions clash with private property rights, parking restrictions aid or impede commerce, and elections preserve or subvert democratic rule. Municipal lawyers at this firm have more than 65 years of combined experience in municipal law. They represent local governing bodies and individual citizens in cases related to:
- Boundary changes
- Building and construction
- Economic development
- Elected officials
- Eminent domain
- Employment law, including union and nonunion public employees
- Environmental law
- Financial affairs
- Freedom of Information Act
- Governing bodies
- Land use, annexation, zoning and condemnation
- Legal issues incidental to managing city services
- Municipal court prosecution and operations
- Open meeting and records laws compliance
- Ordinance drafting
- Utilities and water
- Litigation on behalf of local government
Too often, economic development that would benefit an overwhelming majority is hindered by a small, non-representative group. Red tape on the state or federal level can also stymie progress. When a city ordinance, practice or development stirs up conflict with state and federal agencies, community groups or individual residents, this firm provides robust representation to protect the interests of the city in service of the people it represents.
Counseling city officers and elected officials on compliance issues
Newly elected officials often need to be educated on the differences between standard operating procedures in the public and private sectors. This can also be true for veteran city managers. firm has the knowledge, experience and resources to inform responsible officers about the requirements of open meeting and open records law, the code of ethics and numerous other problems frequently faced by local entities. They can even assist in drafting ordinances to avoid conflict with existing precedent.
Insurance attorneys at this firm know insurance law. With more than 65 years of combined experience trying insurance cases in state and federal courts, they understand the arguments that juries want to hear and the strategies that produce results. Whether your issue involves life, property, casualty, automotive or disability insurance, this firm. has the knowledge and the skill to help you successfully resolve the problem and move forward with your life.
- Leveling the playing field for our clients
- We focuses its insurance practice in the following areas:
- Insurance litigation and appeals
- First-party claims
- Third-party claims
- Claim management consulting
- Motor vehicle claims
- Construction claims
- Analysis and interpretation of insurance policies
They are highly trained professionals who work to educate their clients and protect their rights. For example, knowing the difference between a first-party claim and a third-party claim can be critical in choosing the proper insurance coverage for yourself or your business. A first-party claim involves the insurance company’s refusal to pay benefits on a claim submitted by a policyholder. Third-party claims arise when an insurance company either fails to defend a suit brought by a third party against an insured or fails to pay on a claim asserted by a third party against the insured.
Knowing your rights is the first step to finding a solution to your legal problems, and we are dedicated to guiding you through the process to make sure you receive the coverage you bought.
Know your rights and demand what you deserve.
Insurance companies often claim your policy lacks the coverage necessary to provide you with the benefits you seek. If the insurance companies refuse to honor your claim, we analyzes every detail of your policy to prove them wrong. If litigation becomes necessary, you can rest assured that they vigorously defend your rights in court to get you the best possible results.
They have a proven record of successful settlements and jury verdicts, and are comfortable with handling even the most complex cases.
Experience when it matters most
Insurance defense attorneys at this firm. have more than 65 years of combined experience providing legal advice and representation to insurance companies and self-insured corporations throughout North Carolina. They have extensive experience handling insurance claims, insurance coverage issues and subrogation for their clients at every level of state and federal courts. They are dedicated to providing the personal attention and respect that your company deserves.
Greensboro insurance defense attorneys provides insurance companies with a wide variety of legal services, including:
- Tort litigation of all varieties
- Claim management and apportionment services
- Insurance coverage opinion letters
- Declaratory judgments
- Reinsurance advice and disputes
- Bad faith litigation
- Professional liability litigation
- Coverage opinion letters
- Insurance appellate litigation
- Arbitration and mediation
They often help insurance companies resolve problems involving insurance policy coverage. They analyze every provision to determine the extent of coverage that is warranted under the policy, and prepare detailed opinion letters on those findings. After providing the client with the opinion letter, they seek to resolve the issues by filing a declaratory judgment action in court. However, in certain cases, litigation may become necessary to settle issues in dispute. If that occurs, you can rest assured that they have the knowledge and skill to get you the best possible results.
They also assist insurance companies in situations involving third parties. They often initiate subrogation claims against at-fault third parties in order to get reimbursement for any payments to insureds under their own policies.
Effective solutions with your best interests in mind
Although this firm has forged its reputation through its litigation abilities, they commit their best efforts wherever possible to resolving your problems without resorting to court. They understand how expensive litigation can become, and that litigation may not be the best option in your case. For these reasons, they routinely utilize arbitration and mediation to settle disputes for clients at much reduced cost, and propose settlements that have your company’s best interests in mind.